Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thank You Card

I made this card with the scraps left over from the card before last.  The papers are Pink Paislee and the bird punch is Stampin Up

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Baby shower or birthday card with Silhouette

I made this cute card with the Silhouette Cameo. I LOVE this. The template isn't actually a card, but I copied the base layer then flipped it and added a little bit so I could weld them together an voila, a baby bibb overall card. I made some cute little matching socks to go with it, but really had no where to put them. You'll probably see them on a card soon! :) The paper used on this card was some DCWV from my stash. The Sihouette had no problem cutting it perfectly. I can think of a few ways to take it up a notch. You could add some additional dimension by embossing the shirt, adding some trim to the bibbs/shirt and many other ways.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Birthday Card

I had this beautiful red star on my craft table left over from another project.  I had to find it a home.  I came up with this simple Birthday Card.   The background papers are by Pink Paislee, the Red Polka Dot paper is from a digital kit.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Baby Shower Card with Silhouette Cameo - Pink & Brown

This card is a remix of a card I designed a long time ago.  As I mentioned in a prior post I had a request to recreate this card in a pink and brown theme.  I really love how it turned out.  When I created the prior card I had the Cricut.  This card was made with the Silhouette.  I love how intricate the Silhouette can cut as opposed to the Cricut.  With the Cricut I would have never been able to cut those very small scallops on the legs, neck and sleeves.  The sentiment shape was cut with Nestabilities as was the large circle scallop.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pink Paislee - Layout

Today is full of possibilities.  I need to remember that everyday.  Say it with me.  Today is full of possibilities. 

I made this layout using the Pink Paislee Bohemian Bluss digital papers and elements.  This is an absolutely fabulous kit.  It can be used for so many different occasions.  I just really love this "BoHo" style.

You're too Kind Card

I made this card a couple of weeks ago, but I don't think I ever posted it.  It's just some random paper and ribbon from my stash.  The leaf is a punch and the sentiment is cut from Nestabilities.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Baby Shower Card with Silhouette

I had a request to make a brown and pink baby shower card, so I was playing around.  The request was for a duplicate card that I had already made, but until I can get to the store to get the supplies to see if I can make something similar, I wanted to see if I could make something with that color scheme.  Here's what I came up with using what I had on hand.  I made this with the Silhouette and Pink Paislee Sweetness digital papers for the onesies.  The lighting isn't very good this morning, so I will try and take a better picture later.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Recipe Cards

I made these recipe card templates using Pink Paislee's new Bohemian Bliss digital kit. I thought they were fun!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spicy Turkey Burgers.... YUM!!!!

As Doug and I continue on our new healthy eating journey, we keep trying to find new and exciting recipes to try to keep things from getting boring.  These were a hit!  I think tonight is our third time making them. Doug wasn't too keen on trying "turkey burgers", but never one to not try something, he played along and guess what?  He loved them.  Give it a try.  I found the recipe on the net, but tweaked it.  The original recipe called for Cilantro, if you like it go for it.  It called for 1/2 CUP!  ick! I added a bit of parley instead.  I also used red jalepeno peppers in a jar for some added zing and a dash of hot sauce.  You can't go wrong.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mini Album using Pink Paislee, Silhouette and Magnetic Closure Album

This album was so much fun!  I used the magnetic closure method designed by Heidi Swapp (you can find instructions on her blog.  The papers and elements are by Pink Paislee called "Bohemian Bliss".  The digital version will be avaialable soon at

I cut ALL of the Elements out with the Silhouette Cameo.  AMAZING!

I made this album for Ashlea, my sweet daughter.  It really is fun.  I will probably "bling" it out a bit more, but I was so excited I couldn't wait to get it posted.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dress Card inspired by Pinterest

I was inspired by this card on Splitcoast Stampers. I originally found it on Pinterest, but can't find my pin now.  :(  I know it was on Splitcoast so I looked there, this is not the card on Pinterest, but it's the same concept.   I thought it was so cute!  I had some leftover papers from the Heidi Swapp For the Love Kit so I used those since I still have my Valentine stuff out in my craft room.  I think I could've stepped it up a notch, but I love this dress.  Would be cute on an Easter card or maybe Mother's Day.  For the sash I used some white seam binding and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Trunk Bay Mist (a tip from Heidi Swapp). 

Update, I found my pin.. I had "liked" it instead of "pinning it"  the original credit (or at least where I orignally saw it) goes to:  Jackie Stamps.  She's got a free template for you to download!  Click on her name above and go get your template and check out her awesome designs!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Baby Shower Card with SIlhouette Cameo

I made this card out of the Cosmo Cricket Ten Tiny Toes Candy Candy digital kit and the Cosmo Cricket Lil' Boy & Girl Papers/Elements  I cut out all of the elements with the Silhouette Cameo.  LOVING IT!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine Card with Silhouette Cameo

One last Valentine Card made with my Silhouette Cameo & the For the Love Kit.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Digital Layout using Pink Paislee Family Matters & Postage Frames

This layout was made with the Pink Paisley Postage Frames and Family Matters Digital Kits.   You can get them at by clicking on the link above.

This was just a random "photoshoot" one day when Ashlea and Richie were just hanging out in the kitchen.  They are so fun together.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Card with my Silhouette Cameo

A very Simple Valentine card I made with the Silhouette a just some scraps.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine Mini-Album

You've heard me mention Heidi Swapp & Jessica Sprague's "For the Love Kit" Mini Album and Class Kit available at over and over during the last several posts.  Well this is the high-light of the class.  Look at this CUTE file folder book that Heidi walks you through in her class video!  Everything you need is included in the kit with the exception of the file folder and extra bling (ribbons, buttons, etc).  Heidi shows you how to make the book just like hers or you can take a few of her ideas and add a few of your own (as I have done).  This is really just an amazing book that you could use for more than just Valentines Day.  I, personally, am giving this to Doug for V-day.  It's not too late to go grab this class and whip up this book.  All you need is a little time, a printer and some adhesive, scissors and you are all set!  LOVED this book!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine Card with Silhouette & Digi Kit

Another Silhouette Cameo card with the Digital Kit "For the Love" by Heidi Swapp & Jessica Sprague.  I've had soo much fun with this kit.  I have an album that I will show based on Heidi's video.  It's uber cute!  It's going to be Doug's Valentine.  I used the cameo to cut out the digital elements made in Photoshop (the SWEETPEA circle and the ticket).  I also used the Cameo to cut the hearts out of the white cardstock.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine Birthday Card.  I made this for Doug's birthday tomorrow.  I'm terrible at masculine cards.  I'm not sure why that is, the concepts are the same, but without Bows, Bling and Ribbon, I feel lost! :)  How do you like to make masculine cards?

Valentines Card, Sew Easy to Love

This is a repost of a card I made last year for Valentines day for my son.  I thought it turned out kind of cute!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine Card with my Silhouette Cameo

I made this cute Valentine card with the Pink Paislee Spellbound Digital Elements & Papers.   You can get them at just click on the link above.  I adore Pink Paislee.  The papers in this kit just OOOZE Valentines, but could very easily be adapted for any number of girl pages, adult pages.  The tags are all blank so you can add whatever sentiment (digital or stamp) that you like.   I cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo.  I am LOVING the Silhouette.  Already I've used it more than I ever used my Cricut.  I find it so much more versatile.  Valentines is right around the corner... have you made any cards yet?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentines Card

Another fun Valentine Card using the For the Love Digital Kit by Jessica Sprague & Heidi Swapp.  I really enjoyed making this one.  Go check out the kit!  It's soo cute.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentines Card

I made this card using For the Love Mini Kit by Heidi Swapp & Jessica Sprague.  It's a very fun collection of papers that could be used for a lot of different occassions.  The kit also comes with a video classes with Heidi showing you a bunch of great ideas for cards, a mini album and some great ideas.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine Popcorn Mix

I whipped up some Popcorn Mix to give the kids and a few others for Valentines Day.  I think this would be a fun teacher, neighbor or co-worker gift as well.  It's very simple.  We make this for different holidays, just change out the M&M's and Sprinkles.  I used Heidi Swapps Digital kit called "For the Love" to make the cute little tags.

Bunny Mix
1 Package of Wilton White Chocolate Melts
3 bags of Microwave Popcorn (I prefer to use the white variety, not the buttery varieties)
1/2 bag of M&M's
1 jar sprinkles
(Optional:  Small spiral pretzels)

Pop corn in microwave and place in large bowl.  Melt candy melts in microwave or in double broiler.  Pour melted chocolate over popcorn and add sprinkles, mix lightly.  Lay popcorn on a cookie sheet to dry.  Add M&M's after 2-3 minutes.  When dry package as you like.

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